It has come to the attention of the Association that it is no longer possible to obtain the relevant NVQ qualification required for registration to the National Highways Sector Scheme 9A (NHSS), as set out in the NHSS 9A Sector Scheme Document (SSD). The Association is well represented on the Sector Scheme Advisory Committee (SSAC), including holding the current Chair. Due to this situation the SSAC is currently seeking to amend the current document and are hoping to produce an interim SSD prior to the end of this month, excluding the NVQ requirements for signmaking to enable companies to be successfully audited to the scheme at their next audit.

SSAC will  be fully reviewing the training and assessment requirements in relation to sign design in the new year and more details on that will follow.